How to Use Video as Wallpaper with VLC

Add a dynamic touch to your workspace by setting up video wallpaper.

By Ajoy Kumar Add a Comment 3 Min Read
How to Use Video as Wallpaper With VLC

VLC is the most popular media player and comes with awesome features. Did you know that with the help of VLC Media Player, you can set videos as wallpaper? If you are tired of static desktop wallpapers and want something more entertaining, you can set live wallpaper or video wallpaper with VLC.

Here is a detailed guide on how to use video as wallpaper with VLC Media Player. However, for that, you need to download and install VLC on your operating system to use this feature. Once done, follow the guide below to learn how.

How to Use Video as Wallpaper with VLC

Follow the following steps to set a video as your wallpaper with VLC Media Player:

1. Open the VLC Media Player app.

2. After that, play the video file – you want to set it as video wallpaper.

3. Then click on the Video tab and click on the Set as Wallpaper option from the menu that appears.

Use Video as Wallpaper with VLC

4. You can also right-click on the video area and select the video option from the context menu.

5. Then choose the Set as Wallpaper option.

Set Video as Wallpaper on VLC Media Player

6. After the wallpaper is enabled. Minimize the VLC Media Player and enjoy the live wallpaper.

7. After that, when you are ready to switch back to your static wallpaper. Click Video and then close out of VLC.


This is how you can use VLC Media Player to set a video as your wallpaper. However, it won’t be a live desktop background wallpaper. If you leave your system idle for long periods, you can use this trick to set up a live screensaver. This feature can be particularly enjoyable when you want to add a dynamic touch to your workspace or uniquely showcase your favorite videos.

Using video as wallpaper or a screensaver not only adds visual interest but also allows you to personalize your computer experience based on your preferences. You can choose from a wide range of videos, including scenic landscapes, mesmerizing animations, or even clips from your favorite movies or TV shows.

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